MRL PASSENGER CAR GUIDE
 

The Silver Cloud has had many names over the years. Originally named the "Chicago" by the Rock Island. It was purchased by Dennis Washington in March of 1988 and used as a private business car. It can be seen on most MRL specials. The car is stored at corporate headquarters in Missoula.

MRL 101 SILVER CLOUD

KATO BUSINESS CAR

Kato makes a business car that can be used as a base for this model. I did not however try and modify it as the platform end would be very difficult to model. The overall look of the car is good.

MRL 102 ARTICULATED COACH

KATO ARTICULATED COACH

Kato makes an articulated coach in Daylight colors. However this car has corrugated sides and modification could be difficult. I made one anyway just painting over the corrugation and it looks ok.

This Pullman Standard Articulated Chair Coach was built for the T&NO in 1937. Acquired by the MRL and gutted and repainted. The interior of this car is still unfinished as of 7/08.

MRL 103 POWER CAR

MRL turned this Santa Fe Baggage car into power car #103. The baggage doors were removed and a generator was added.

KATO BAGGAGE CAR

Kato makes a nice smoothside baggage car that can easily pass for this power car. Addition of an HO car or truck muffler could represent the exhaust system on top.

This Budd Dome Coach was originally built for the Northern Pacific in 1954. This car was in service on the North Coast Limited. MRL purchased this car in 1995 and refurbished it. It is now used in regular service on MRL business trains.

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MRL 104 DOME COACH

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KATO SMOOTHSIDE DOME

MRL 105 DOME COACH/LOUNGE

Kato's smoothside dome is a perfect match for this car. The most recent release was GN Empire Builder in single cars. Strip and repaint.

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Kato's smoothside dome is a perfect match for this car. The most recent release was GN Empire Builder in single cars. Strip and repaint.

This Budd Dome Coach was originally built for the Northern Pacific in 1954. This car was in service on the North Coast Limited. MRL purchased this car in 1995 and refurbished it. It is now used in regular service on MRL business trains.

KATO SMOOTHSIDE DOME

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MRL 100050 TRAINING CAR

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KATO BAGGAGE CAR

This baggage car original planned to be numbered 103 and used in the business car fleet was too deteriorated for use. The fluted siding was removed and replaced with plain sheet metal. It is now used as a training car.

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Kato's smoothside baggage is a good start for this car. Baggage doors need to be modified and air-conditioners are available for the top.